Astronomology

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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by jessplop » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:46 am

My trip home in January involved a lot of faffin' about with my 'new' motorised mount. Eventually getting it up and running. It certainly appeared to be tracking acurately, although I didn't get a chance to do any imaging with it.
I did, however, manage to do a spot of work with my 110mm TAL-1, so here are a couple of images of Saturn:
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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:46 pm

Pretty 8-)
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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by jessplop » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:08 am

With the BIG scope on a HUGE mount now, dragging it about and setting it up each time there's a hint of a gap in the cleods is all a bit much. So my ONLY option has been to buy another shed! But not just any old shed, this is a proper Patrick Moore type of shed:

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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by Sue » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:27 am

you`ve nicked Wallace and Gromits rocket Jess....cool shed :)
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(Bits and bobs probably sentimental )

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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by jessplop » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:47 am

That's not my garden, btw!

I'm hoping it's a good as it looks in the pic, I only 'won' it yesterday on ye olde baye of fleas. I'll be doing another topless Land Rover trip to collect it when I get home.
I had thought of building one, but as I can't seem to get near the Triumph in my time off, what chance would I have of starting yet another project?

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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by sfb » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:14 am

Cool!!

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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by DAM » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:32 am

Jessplop, that looks very much like the one Oasis fibreglass used to make down here before they closed up.
If it is one of theirs it will work well.

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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by Greenbat » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:34 am

jessplop wrote:That's not my garden, btw!

I'm hoping it's a good as it looks in the pic, I only 'won' it yesterday on ye olde baye of fleas. I'll be doing another topless Land Rover trip to collect it when I get home.
I had thought of building one, but as I can't seem to get near the Triumph in my time off, what chance would I have of starting yet another project?
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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by Hooli » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:41 am

Excellent sheddage sir 8-)
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Re: Astronomology

Unread post by jessplop » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:48 am

DAM wrote:Jessplop, that looks very much like the one Oasis fibreglass used to make down here before they closed up.
If it is one of theirs it will work well.
The listing did indeed say that it is fibreglass, and there's what looks like a manufacturers label by the door, so you could be correct there birthday boy...

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